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Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar  2-Color Sunburst

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The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar is the quintessential rockabilly, blues, and country solidbody. This is a modern Telecaster wit...Read More

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  • Black Maple Fretboard

    $199.99 Top Rated

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  • 2-Color Sunburst

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The world's most affordable genuine Tele!

The Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar is the quintessential rockabilly, blues, and country solidbody. This is a modern Telecaster with the same classic shape it had in the '50s! Covered die-cast chrome machine heads provide tuning stability unheard-of in this price range. Maple fretboard on a classic maple neck and solid alder body. 2 single-coil pickups with 3-way switch, and volume and tone controls. A genuine Squier by Fender means the Affinity Series Telecaster will have good resale value.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck and fretboard
  • 2 single-coil pickups
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Medium-jumbo frets

It was the first. It's still the best. It's the Telecaster. It's crying your name. Heed the call.

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SquierAffinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 154 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (27)
  • Fun to play (26)
  • Good tone (23)
  • Good pick up (20)
  • Solid electronics (18)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (22)
  • Practicing (21)
  • Recording (18)
  • Small venues (15)
  • Rock concerts (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great to mod

I wanted to buy a Telecaster for the longest time. Not only that, I wanted to make it my own and I was thinking of modding it. I'm not a person that likes...Read complete review

I wanted to buy a Telecaster for the longest time. Not only that, I wanted to make it my own and I was thinking of modding it. I'm not a person that likes to mess with guitars too much, especially if they're expensive, I like to keep them stock for as long as possible. Nevertheless, I wanted to venture on, and try to mod a guitar (this tele) to my liking. Don't get me wrong, out of the box, this is a great looking guitar, the neck is perfect, satin finish, straight as an arrow, no fret buzz, no sharp edges, perfect intonation. I was amazed! My only downside comes with the electronics, not bad, but you can do better (they feel a little flat for my taste). So I swapped out all the hardware, made it all with black hardware, bought a hot rail, coil tapped the humbucker, bought locking tuners and bam! (the only thing I regret is not making it a 4-way switch telecaster...but that will come soon enough).

So if you feel like taking apart your guitar and making it your own, without feeling guilty... GO FOR IT!

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Excellent guitar after setup!

I give this guitar a 5 out of 10 only because of the extremely low quality control on the factory setup and the hardware (tuning keys, bridge, input jack plate and pickup...Read complete review

I give this guitar a 5 out of 10 only because of the extremely low quality control on the factory setup and the hardware (tuning keys, bridge, input jack plate and pickup selector) are of low quality however, I do not plan on upgrading them. Everything works fine and I very gentle with my guitars.
Not much to mention, its a solid body hard tail guitar with a bolt on neck.
Out of the box this guitar was a mess. Very sharp frets, extremely high action, intonation off on every string and the neck had a inward bow. Not to mention a slight crack (very slight but noticeable) in the body at the neck joint. I did however expected this from a cheap guitar. After a complete setup - filing the frets, setting the action, setting the intonation and straightening out the neck I must say......I love it, absolutely love it. It is by far one of the most comfortable guitars I have ever played. The neck is perfect for chording jazz and classical chords. I play it clean through both pickups (in the middle position) and the tone is amazing. I can't imagine a custom shop tele playing or sounding much better than this squire.
Off the chart once it is properly set up.

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2.0

Unless you want to change all electronics DO NOT BUY.

By Willie

from DALLAS

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Squire has been building some excellent guitars in recent years at very reasonable price points.
    I have several and they are really outstanding guitars for their price. 30 years ago you paid top price for any guitar that played and sounded good. Now you can buy a decent guitar for pocket change.
    This guitar has a very nice neck and is well built.
    I currently have 47 guitars and several of them are Squires and they are very good quality and play and sound great. This is a good guitar but:
    THIS GUITAR HAS THE WORST PICKUPS OF ANY GUITAR I HAVE OWNED. YOU SIMPLY CANNOT MAKE IT SOUND GOOD.
    Do not buy it unless you plan on replacing all of the electronics, pickups, pots. switches, all of it.
    I had my first bad customer service experience with Musicians Friend in 20 years of doing business with them.
    The customer service representative had the audacity to tell me to stop buying inexpensive guitars and started lecturing me on the need to replace all the electronics on any Squire I buy and said "well what do you expect".
    I have been making money playing guitar since before he was born and he was telling me that I need to buy better guitars. Many of my guitars are worth more than his car.
    I have had 100% satisfaction with Musicians Friend for 20 years and have spent a ton of money with them. Hopefully this is just a bad employee and not a policy change.
    Do not buy this guitar unless you want to buy all the electronics to change it out. In that case just get yourself a Fender and you will be happy.

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    4.0

    Great buy for the price.

    By Simpson

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I bought the left handed version of this guitar and absolutely love it. Right out of the box the set up and intonation were on point. The only thing I didn't like about this guitar were the pickups. They sounded dull and very twangy, not in a good way, and had a little bit of noise in the background. A friend recommended Entwistle pickups, I had a pair installed and this guitar sounds as good as an american custom shop. Great buy for a lefty with few affordable options, upgrade the pickups and you have a great sounding guitar for less than you would pay for a standard telecaster.

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    4.0

    Great guitar at this price point.

    By Tampa Norm

    from Tampa, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Absolutely love this guitar. Great bang for the buck. When comparing it to my old 65 tele, two things come to mind. The strings do not go through the body, but it does have individual string saddles.

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    5.0

    Excellent Guitar

    By Joe D.

    from New York

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is great . I have been playing 30 years, owned guitars in all price ranges. If I didn't see the name or price tag I would never know it was a budget priced guitar. The tone and feel are great. Also the frets are finished well so no sharp edges on hands.
        Great guitar for the price.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I was very impressed and happy with this guitar.

        By Luke

        from Ravenden AR

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          It played like a charm and sounds great!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Playing mine professionally for months now

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          By brucemaiershow

          from Olympia, WA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            I bought mine in Arctic white last summer as an " extra " guitar, figuring I could replace the pickups as long as the neck was half decent. Right out of the shipping box the instrument played as well as any of the 4 USA tellies I've owned over the years. It sounds fantastic and stays in tune. It looks great and has been an asset to all my recording projects and Live shows. I feel a little sorry for my Strat, as it's taken a back seat to this little well-made Chinese version of one of the most iconic guitars of all time. The selector switch failed and I replaced with a new one early on. I bought a nice vintage case for her and it's a beautiful package! Totally love this guitar!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Guitar

            By Gramps

            from Eugene Oregon

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Not too heavy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Playing

              Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              I haven't had this guitar long enough to give it a completely fair evaluation, But so far I have found nothing about it I don't like. It stays in tune, and does not need a setup.. The friends that have seen and played it agree..This is a great guitar for the $$$,

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Black and White Tele is a beutiful thing.

              By Walt

              from Saco, Maine

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                I'm surprised and disappointed that a new guitar needs setup work when I receive it.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Guitar!

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                By brucemaiershow

                from Olympia, WA

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Good Pick Up

                Cons

                • Bad Three Way Switch

                Best Uses

                • Professional Shows
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                First off, I've owned three American Telecasters and one American Strat in the past, but have played a Mexican made Strat for eight years and a Chinese (es 175 ) Jazz box for ten. Where they are made means zero to me. How they are built, functionality are key. This instrument was set up very nicely from the factory, but was not the color I thought I was buying. Musician's Friend offered to exchange, but I fell in love with it and didn't want to let it go.Just 48 hours later, the three-way switch went out. Again, MF was real nice about it, offering an exchange. Instead, I opted to buy a new Di Marzio 3-way Tele switch and install myself .. Problem solved! Excellent guitar and I bought a new Vintage Tweed case for her and I'm proud to play the instrument anywhere, and it's ready to record! Strong pickups, incredible neck and stays in perfect tune. What more could you want? Looks, feel, play-ability and tone. Perfect! Thank you Musicians Friend for doing our best to please me,but she's mine and you can't have her back! lol

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Buy

                By John J

                from New Castle, PA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                  I can't believe how much I love this guitar. I bought it with the intent of putting it in an open tuning and having it available when I play out. I was going to use it mainly for slide playing. Looks like it will be getting a lot more use than I originally thought. In fact, I liked it so much that I played it for a week before I even put it in an open tuning to see how it sounds with a slide...sounds pretty nice.

                  So far I've used it at rehearsal, and for some recording. This instrument at this price is a no brainer.

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